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"It is what you have done with your time, how you have chosen to spend your days, and who you have touched this year. That, to me, is the greatest measure of success."

 ~R.J. Palacio, Wonder

Volume 7, Issue 34May 14, 2015
Parent Partners
Parent Faculty Club Announces Gift, Officers

Lakehill's Parent Faculty Club (PFC) gathered Tuesday for their final General Meeting of the year, chaired by PFC President Tricia McCaleb.


McCaleb announced the PFC's annual gift to the school, totaling $96,639. The gift included technology enhancements, contributions to the capital campaign, auditorium lighting, funding for computers, and a 3-D printer. In addition, the PFC also sponsored programs such as banquets, Graduation, Field Day, Back-to-School Picnic, and the Halloween Carnival.


The new PFC Executive Committee was also announced. McCaleb passed the baton to Barb Witherite, who will take over as PFC President.


Members of the 2014-15 Executive Committee are as follows:

President: Barb Witherite

Vice President: Andrea Johnston

Secretary: Kelli Powell

Treasurer: Reham El-Sherazi

Parliamentarian: Kimberly Reister

Immediate Past President: Tricia McCaleb

Many thanks to the PFC and all its members who do so much for Lakehill.

Lakehill Ninja Warriors
Lower School Enjoys Annual Field Day

In Lakehill's Lower School, it just doesn't get much better than field day. With excitement high and a break in the rain, Lower School parents came out in force to put on a field day to be remembered. 


The afternoon was full of fun and games, including everything from water balloon launching to potato sack races and an obstacle course. Most of all, the children enjoyed being outside in the warm weather and having fun with their friends.


Dressed in class shirts proudly displaying their team names,students started the event with their class cheers. The games were officially called to order by second grader Caiti Muller, the 2015 Field Day Grand Marshal, a highly desirable honor offered each year at Lakehill's Benefit Auction.


Students  finished the day with icy treats, served with style from a real Paleta cart. Thanks to organizers Allison Lewis and Andrea Johnston and their team of parent volunteers who manned the events, everything ran smoothly and was great fun.   


See more photos from Field Day. 

Colonial Kids
Third Graders Enjoy Colonial Games Day

During colonial times, children had to work as hard as their parents in order for their community to survive. But no matter how hard they worked, they always found time for games and recreation.

After working hard on their study of colonial American life, Lakehill third graders celebrated by playing a few colonial games of their own.

Students worked in teams to research and prepare a game from the period. On Colonial Games Day, held on May 12, Lower School students visited the student-led activity stations, enjoying a variety of activities: from familiar games like shooting marbles and hopscotch, to lesser known games like nine pins and hoop roll. A collection of colonial costumes let everyone dress the part.


See more photos.

Community Spotlight

Middle School Morning of Service

While the seventh and eighth grade members of the cast of Mulan, Jr. were busy preparing for this Friday's production, the rest of the seventh and eighth grade students spent the morning of May 8 at the North Texas Food Bank, helping pack snack kits for children. 

The group packed 300 boxes (ten pallets) of food, comprised of 2,100 bags equaling 7,500 pounds of food. Their efforts will provide 6,250 meals to hungry children in North Texas. 

"I am glad we had this opportunity to make a lasting impact on the community," explained eighth grade student Virginia Addison. "I enjoyed working on the project with my friends and felt like we really made a difference in fighting childhood hunger. I can't wait to come back again." 

See more photos.

Family Fun

Middle School Students Prepare to Entertain

On May 15 at 7:00 p.m., Lakehill's seventh and eighth grade musical theater students will share the fantastic tale of Mulan.

Defying tradition, Mulan takes up arms and disguises herself as a boy in order to spare her father from having to serve in the army. The Huns have invaded, and it is up to Mulan and her mischievous sidekick Mushu to save the Emperor. 

Disney's Mulan, Jris a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor, and the fighting spirit. The score includes such favorites as "Reflection," "Honor to Us All," and "I'll Make a Man Out of You." There are also new songs that promise to get the audience up on its feet.

Admission is free. Don't miss this family-friendly performance! 
Sports Snippets
Lakehill Adds Crew to Varsity Sports

Lakehill will be adding Crew to its sports offerings in the 2015-16 school year. Rowers are fortunate to have two top-ranked teams to choose from - Dallas United Crew and White Rock Rowing

Jonathan Stevens, Program Director for Dallas United Crew, will be at Lakehill during Middle and Upper School lunches on May 20 to meet with current eighth graders and high school students who want to find out more about rowing.

About Crew...

Crew is known as the Ultimate Team Sport. Lakehill rowers will train at White Rock Lake in high-tech racing shells and travel to three to four weekend regattas each semester in cities like Austin, Oklahoma City and Chattanooga, then on to Nationals.  

Top Reasons to Try Crew...

* No Experience Needed

Crew is a walk-on sport. Whatever your skill level, there's a seat in a boat for you on White Rock Lake!

* Total Body Workout

Cardio, strength training, flexibility - and a level of focus that clears your mind and refocuses your energy. 

* Year-Round Sport

Fall is Head Race season (5000 meters) and spring is for Sprints (1000 and 2000 meters), with the ultimate goal of qualifying for Nationals. Rowers practice 5-6 days a week both on land and water. Conditioning training is ongoing and continues in the winter.  

* PE Credit

Rowers will earn Lakehill PE Credit.

* College Scholarships
According to College Finder, nearly one in six male rowers, and one in two female rowers, attend college on an athletic scholarship. 

Warrior Workouts Begin
Lakehill Warriors L

Warrior Summer Workouts are available to all Warrior athletes in grades 7-12.

Weight, Agility, and Speed Training:

  • RLP Field House - 7401 Ferguson Road
  • June 1 - July 23
  • Mondays/Tuesdays/Thursdays, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Wear appropriate attire and shoes to run in - no sandals or flip flops
  • Bring a teammate to workout with. It builds teamwork!

Open Gyms

  • Lakehill Main Campus - 2720 Hillside Drive
  • Boys Basketball - 
    • Tuesdays/Thursdays: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Volleyball -
    • Mondays: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
    • Tuesdays: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
This Week at the ESC

The seventh graders spent their day at the ESC proofing and hanging QR codes on the trees they identified earlier this year.


The QR codes were made using an iPad application and include the common name, genus and species, GPS coordinates of the tree, and the names of the students that identified the tree. 


These codes can be scanned  to reveal the stored information by using a QR scanning application on a tablet or smart phone.

See more photos from the ESC.

What's Happening?
finger with string
Business Office Reminders:
  • Tuition for the 2015-2016 school year (either paid in full or first monthly payment) is due on Monday, June 1. Late fees will apply for payments received after June 10.
  • After School Care bills for May will be mailed in the first week of June. Parents are encouraged to make sure their accounts are clear over the summer to avoid a delay at Registration in August.
Please contact Bruce McCoskey, Lakehill's Business Manager, at 214.826.2931 ext 115 or bmccoskey@lakehillprep.org if you have any questions.


Revised Calendar for 2015-16

Please note revised dates for Spring Break.

May 15 - new date!
Middle School Athletics Luncheon 
(During MS Lunch)
Best Bet for the Weekend
May 15
Middle School Musical: Mulan, Jr.
Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

May 17
ESC, 2:00 p.m. 

May 19 - 22
Reclamation Days
Main Hallway, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Don't forget to take a look and claim those lost gym clothes, lunch boxes, and other treasures. All items that remain on Friday afternoon will be donated to charity. 

May 19
Lower School Awards Ceremony
2:00 p.m., Auditorium

May 20
Middle School Awards Ceremony
2:00 p.m., Auditorium

May 20
Lakehill Night at Firecrust Neapolitan Pizzeria 
5:00 - 10:00 p.m., Eat-in or take-out!
May 21
Athletic Banquet
6:00 p.m., ESC

May 22
Upper School Awards Ceremony
11:00 a.m., Auditorium


May 22
Upper School Celebration
12:30 p.m., RLP


May 22
Lower School Skating Party

May 22

K-5 Dismiss
May 25
Memorial Day - no classes

May 26-28

Semester Exams
Get the Exam Schedule.

May 29

Commencement Ceremony
7:30 p.m., Auditorium 
The Warrior Shop is Open!
Visit us for all your spirit wear needs! 
Mondays, 7:45-8:45 a.m.
Thursdays, 2:45-3:45 p.m.
Lakehill Summer Camps 2015
We have now passed 1,100 registrations for Lakehill Summer Camps 2015! While many camps are full, there are some great camps still available! Remember - the initial registration deadline is May 15, so sign up now!